Definition of Common reed

1. Noun. Tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts.

Exact synonyms: Carrizo, Ditch Reed, Phragmites Communis
Group relationships: Genus Phragmites, Phragmites
Generic synonyms: Reed

Definition of Common reed

1. Noun. ''Phragmites australis'', a monoculture reed grass. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Reed

common pond-skater
common privet
common purpose
common purposes
common purse
common purslane
common quail
common quails
common raccoon
common racoon
common ragweed
common rat
common rats
common raven
common redstart
common reed (current term)
common ringlet
common ringlets
common room
common rooms
common rorqual
common rose mallow
common roundworm
common rush
common sage
common salt
common scold
common scoter
common seal

Literary usage of Common reed

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1. Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing by George Barnard (1884)
"THE common reed. colour is imitated by the use of lakes or madders and burnt ... THE common reed. PHRAGMITES COMMUNIS. AMONG foreground plants scarcely one ..."

2. Fire Effects Information System: User’s Guide by William C. Fischer, Melanie Miller, Cameron M. Johnston, Jane K. Smith (1998)
"Above the dwarf smooth cordgrass zone, common reed, saltmeadow cordgrass, ... common reed forms pure or mixed stands, saltmeadow cordgrass forms nearly pure ..."

3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1895)
"94, he says, " Those who walk along the bank of stream where the common reed, Arundo phragmites, is growing, ca hardly fail to notice in April or the ..."

4. A Monograph on the British Grasses / by George Graves by George Graves (1822)
"But few plants are more widely diffused than the common reed, being found in almost every part of Europe, and the temperate parts of Asia and America. ..."

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